Something I love about NYC is its playful childishness. Amidst traffic, stress, skyscrapers, big business, violent crime, poverty and stinky streets, we have this impish creativity that makes me smile. Nothing brightens a heavy gray day than rounding a corner to find, say, a crochet bike!
Or, even more amazing, a car!
These fabulosities are the work of Olek, a Polish-born artist and crochet queen.
The bike cozies started appearing on Rivington, outside ABC No Rio a few months ago and have spread to the Essex Market, Soho and - I hope - beyond. Catch them before it snows!